Track artwork

Heaven On Earth: A History of American Utopias

BackStory on January 03, 2014 22:00

0.00 / 52.03
Hide the comments

Stats for this track

This Week Total
Plays 15 43597
Favoritings 39
Downloads 494

Uploaded by

  • Report copyright infringement

    In 19 Sets

    View all

    More tracks by BackStory

    American Apparel: A History of Fashion

    Promo - American Apparal: A History of Fashion

    First Person

    Fascism The Quiz

    Are you Depressed?

    View all

    The New Year is here and many Americans will be resolving to make this one better than the last. But some Americans have sought to make changes to their lives and communities on a much larger scale. So in this episode of BackStory, we explore their efforts to create American utopias: from the search for transcendence amid rural beauty, or attempts to build perfectly ordered industrial towns, Ed, Brian, and Peter discover the utopian yearnings in the American past, and the ways they still resonate today. What allows some utopian communities to endure for decades, while others collapse within months? How have mainstream Americans viewed their utopian-minded brethren? And is America itself a utopian project?

    For more on the guests and stories featured in this episode, and for an array of resources on American utopianism, check out BackStory's website:

    Add a new comment

    You need to be logged in to post a comment. If you're already a member, please or sign up for a free account.

    Share to

    If you are using self-hosted WordPress, please use our standard embed code or install the plugin to use shortcodes.
    Add a comment 0 comments at 0.00
      Click to enter a
      comment at